Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-E5300 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with
many disc types.
||BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition
disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The
resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to
40 mbps. Blu-ray Discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better Picture
Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format offering
video at 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 1080/24p resolution. While standard DVDs look very
good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not even
when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an
extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper, richer
- Better Sound Quality: In addition to the
same multi-channel sound
formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray
Disc offers Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound
possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A
single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times
the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50
gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of
Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and
the added features and material that require multiple discs with
- Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility
with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a
dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition
Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on
your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will
not play. The BD-E5300 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc
uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized
recording of copyrighted material.
Firmware/Software Upgrade: As Blu-Ray technology continues
to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In
order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to
update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet. The player's Software Upgrade menu allows you
to upgrade the player's software & firmware for these performance improvements &
additional services. You can upgrade in four ways - Internet, USB, Disc, or
Note: The tested Samsung Blu-ray player contained
firmware version BSP-E5300WWB-1005.1 (as of 5/23/2012). There was an immediate firmware version update available
(BSP-E5300WWB-1008.2). Visit the
Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Video File Support: The Samsung BD-E5300 Blu-ray disc player supports
the following video files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R,
DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs.
||1920 x 1080
||720 x 480
||1920 x 1080
||24, 25, or 30
||352 x 288
||24 or 25
Music File Support: The Samsung BD-E5300 Blu-ray disc player
supports the following music files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R,
DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.
Sampling Rates (kHz)
||up to 320 kbps
||8, 11, 16, 22, 32,
44.1, or 48
Photo File Support: The Samsung BD-E5300 Blu-ray disc player supports
JPEG still-image files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R,
DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.
HDMI ver.1.3: The Samsung Blu-ray player is equipped with an HDMI (v.1.3) output. HDMI simplifies A/V connections by carrying
video and digital audio all in one cable. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480i,
480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p when playing a DVD or Blu-ray Disc; also 1080/24p
when playing a compatible BD.
Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog video outputs.
1080/24p: Movies are
typically filmed at 24 frames per second and some Blu-ray Discs use the same
frame rate. If your TV will accept a 1080/24p signal, the BD-E5300 can pass the
signal in its native form, without converting the video.
Video Up-conversion: When connected to your TV using the HDMI output, the BD-E5300
scales the output of a standard DVD signal to HD-compatible 720p, 1080i, or
1080p. The unit also supports 480p and 480i output if your television is not
Progressive Mode: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player provides a
Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD movie.
Deep Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with
deep color depth. The BD-E5300 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV
via HDMI for this feature to function.
x.v.Color: The BD-E5300 supports x.v.Color; meaning it's
ready for x.v.Color discs, such as AVCHD discs (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format).
TV Aspect: You can adjust
the video output of the BD-E5300 to match the screen-type of your television.
You can choose from 4:3 Letter-Box, 4:3 Pan-Scan, 16:9 Wide, and 16:9 Normal.
BD Wise: BD Wise is Samsung's latest inter-connectivity feature. When
you connect Samsung products with BD-Wise to each other via HDMI, the optimum
resolution will be set automatically.
Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides
picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view
addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window
while the movie is playing.
Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Decoding: The BD-E5300 can decode the following Dolby Digital/DTS surround formats; Dolby
Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS HD High Resolution, and
DTS-HD Master Audio. The player must be
connected to a Dolby Digital/DTS surround AV receiver which also supports these
same formats via coaxial or HDMI input.
Digital Output/Surround Mode Chart: You can set the unit's Digital
Output (HDMI or Coaxial) to match the capabilities of your connected AV
HDMI or Coaxial
||up to 7.1ch
||up to 7.1ch
Dolby Digital Plus
||Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD HD MA
PCM Downsampling: This
feature lets you choose to have 96kHz PCM signals downsampled to 48kHz before
they are output to your AV receiver.
Downmixing Mode: This
feature lets you select the multichannel downmix method that is compatible with
your stereo receiver. You can choose to have the player downmix to normal stereo
or to surround compatible stereo.
Dynamic Range Control: When
movie soundtracks are played at low volume or from smaller speakers, the system
can apply appropriate compression to make low-level content more intelligible
and prevent dramatic passages from getting too loud. This is only active when a
Dolby Digital signal is detected.
Digital Audio Output: The Blu-ray disc player features
a digital coaxial (RCA) output. The player's audio menu allows you to select
the digital audio format that is passed through the coaxial digital output; bitstream (Dolby Digital or DTS) or 2-channel PCM.
Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog audio outputs.
USB Port: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player features a
USB (type-A) port that allows playback of MP3/WMA audio files, JPEG
still-image files, and MKV video files stored on a USB mass storage class device. Your USB device must be
formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS. The USB port also allows you to perform
software upgrades using a USB flash drive. In addition, it can be used to add
more local storage for BD-Live content.
Note: A USB device consuming more than 500mA requires a separate
power supply device for normal operation.
Wired Network Connection: You can set up the
Samsung Blu-ray player so that it can access your home network and online
Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45
Ethernet) connection. You can setup a wired network
connection automatically or manually.
Compatible Network Apps: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player
(BD-E5300) provides access to five online movie & music apps (as of 5/23/2012).
||Unlimited Movies & TV
episodes: For only $7.99 a month, instantly watch unlimited movies &
TV episodes streaming over the Internet to your Samsung TV.
||Vudu is an HD on-demand
movie service. With over 3,000 movies available on-demand in
streaming 1080p, VUDU offers you the world's largest HD movie
catalog. You can watch new movies on Vudu the same day they're
released on DVD. Vudu delivers 1080p vide with 5.1ch surround sound.
There is no monthly subscription fee. Pay for only the movies you
want to watch
||CinemaNow is a digital
entertainment service that offers instant access to an extensive
library of premium video content for rental or purchase, including
new release movies and TV shows, with no subscription required.
||The world's most popular
online destination, comes to your Samsung Connected Device. This forum
allows people to discover and watch millions of originally-created
personalized internet radio playing only music you love. Pandora
brings an effortless personal soundtrack into your living room.
Enter your favorite artists and enjoy stations created just for you.
Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your tastes and
adapts stations to your feedback on the spot.
AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung Blu-ray disc
player's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos
(MPEG), photos (JPEG),
and listen to music (MP3/WMA) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified
media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port. This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a
separate USB storage device.
Note: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC
Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at www.samsung.com.
Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The BD-E5300 features an Ethernet port to connect to
the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for
additional storage. You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in the unit's USB slot in order to download content from BD-Live.
Start Up/Play Back Time: The Samsung BD-E5300 Blu-ray player
has a start-up time of approximately 21.7 seconds. It takes approximately 30.1
seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback.
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up
Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play
Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
Parental Lock: The Parental Lock function works in conjunction with
Blu-ray Disc/DVDs that have been assigned a rating which helps you control the
types of Blu-ray Discs/DVDs that your family watches. There are up to 8
ratings levels on a disc. The rating levels are protected by a customer user
Screen Saver: If you leave the player in the stop
mode for more than 5 minutes without using it, a screen saver will appear on the
TV. If the player is left in the screen saver more for more than 20 minutes, the
power will automatically turn off.
Wireless Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to
operate this unit and a number of functions on Samsung TVs. The remote controls the TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote also provides direct button
access to Netflix and Pandora.
Note: This remote control has Braille points on the
Power and #5 buttons for the visually impaired.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers linked operation with other Samsung
components that have the Anynet+ feature, and lets you control those products
with one Samsung remote control. To operate this function, you must connect this
player to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.